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2011-08-20 11:38:32
Fiction honors English

Vocabulary for Honors English
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  1. Conflict
    Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
  2. Deus Ex Machina
    Any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty
  3. Flashback
    A transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier scene or event that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
  4. Plot
    The story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
  5. Exposition
    An account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse
  6. Complication of Plot
    The part of the plot when conflicts develop and suspense is built
  7. Rising Action
    The events of a dramatic or narrative plot preceding the climax
  8. Climax
    The decisive moment in a novel or play
  9. Denouement
    The final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
  10. Falling Action
    The events of a dramatic or narrative plot following the climax or narrative plot following the climax
  11. Setting
    Time and place in which a play, book, movie, etc. takes place
  12. Point of View
    A mental position from which things are seen
  13. Ojective Point of View
    When the writer tells what happens without stating more than can be inferred from the story's action and dialogue
  14. First Person Point of View
    When the narrator is a character in the story and refers to himself or herself with the pronoun "I"
  15. Omniscient Point of View
    When a narrator knows everything about all the characters
  16. Character
    An imaginary person or the actor's portrayal of someone in a play, book, movie, etc.
  17. Antagonist
    Someone who offers opposition
  18. Characterization
    Acting the part of a character onstage
  19. Foil
    Anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
  20. Motivation
    The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
  21. Narrator
    Someone who tells a story
  22. Protagonist
    The principal character in a work of fiction
  23. Comedy
    A light and humorous drama with a happy ending
  24. Novel
    A printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
  25. Tragedy
    A drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance